This month, our preschoolers are learning Jesus is God's Son. They are learning that the meaning behind Christmas is the joy of God's son Jesus and the joy he brings to us and our familes. Watch this video and then take a look below at each week and the specific story your child will hear. As you scroll, you'll also see a few downloadable resources that you can use to help continue the conversation at home with your kids.
Have you started Christmas traditions with your little one? Sure, there are the traditions that you did when you were little, but what traditions are you creating with your children? You could read a different Christmas story every night. Or, choose a different Christmas movie to watch each Friday of December. Maybe you want to be sure to bake Christmas cookies for the neighbors every year. Many choose to read the story of Jesus’ birth from Luke 2 on Christmas Eve. There are a multitude of ideas, but only you can pick the ones that are best for your family.
Whatever you choose to do together, know that you are creating memories that will live in your child’s heart forever. Family and Jesus, now that’s what Christmas is all about.
We want to offer you ways to help your children remember that Jesus is God's Son. Here's what we'll be talking about each week:
- December 4 - God sends an angel to tell Mary she will give birth to His Son and His name will be Jesus. Luke 1:26-33, 38, 46
- December 11 - Mary gives birth to Jesus in a stable Luke 2:1-7
- December 18 - Angels go to the shepherds, while they are watching their sheep in the fields at night, and announce the birth of Jesus, God's son. Luke 2:6-18
- December 24 - Review of the Christmas story. Luke 1:26-33, 38, 46; 2:-18
Parent Cue Sheet to give you ideas of things to do with your children at morning time, bath time, car time, play time and cuddle time:
You can also join our parents Facebook group to get more ideas during the week.
Our memory verse for the month and the hand motions that your children are doing each Sunday to help them remember: